Scholarships

Scholarships

Students and Staff of the Ancient History  Department at the British School in Rome.

Each year, the Department of Ancient History offers a number of competitive residential and travel scholarships. These enable Macquarie University Ancient History MRes, MPhil, MA and PhD students, recent PhD graduates and (in some cases) undergraduates and other students of ancient history, archaeology and languages to travel and pursue research opportunities in various fields, while also enhancing the research profile and output of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Please note that some of these scholarships have specific conditions. All scholarships are awarded subject to University OH&S approval.

For 2018, there will be FOUR ROUNDS of scholarships offered:

Round 1 (closed)

In January to February 2018, the following scholarship is being offered: The Ancient Israel Scholarships.

Round 2 (closed)

In April 2018, the following scholarships are being offered:

The closing date for applications for these scholarships have been EXTENDED to: 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 8 JUNE 2018.

Round 3

The following scholarships will be offered in August 2018:

The closing date for applications for these scholarships is: 12.00 midnight, SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2018.

Round 4

The closing date for applications for this fellowship is 21 July 2018.

Scholarship application forms

Download this application form for the following scholarships:

  • The Macquarie Gale British School at Rome Scholarship
  • The Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship
  • The Macquarie/Tyndale Travelling Scholarship
  • The Michelle McLean Egyptology Travelling Scholarship
  • The Monica Anderson Ancient Cultures Travelling Scholarship

Download this application form for the following scholarships:

  • The Ancient Israel Scholarships

Download this application form for the following scholarships:

  • The Whitten Family Scholarship
  • The Wolf Family Scholarships

Please send completed applications and supporting documentation to ancienthistory@mq.edu.au.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email within 21 days of the closing date of application.

(Applicants should note that scholarship winners may be able to supplement scholarship funds, HDR candidates through Department/Faculty and PGRF funding and undergraduate candidates through the PACE International Office.)

Selection criteria

The selection criteria for the scholarships are:

For postgraduate applicants:

  1. strength of academic record and achievement, including awards, prizes, scholarships, grants and peer-reviewed activity
  2. projected outcomes, including research outputs
  3. feasibility of delivery of outcome
  4. benefit the scholarship would bring to the nominated project
  5. benefit the scholarship would bring to the Macquarie University, the Department of Ancient History, and (if applicable) to the host institution
  6. preparation of a budget

For undergraduate applicants:

  1. strength of academic record and achievement, including awards, prizes, scholarships, grants and peer-reviewed activity
  2. relevance of trip to studies

Ranking of candidates

In the interests of equity, candidates may apply for more than one scholarship, but will not be eligible to be awarded more than one scholarship in any one year, except at the discretion of the judging committees.

If no applicant is deemed to be of sufficient merit to receive a scholarship, at the absolute discretion of the judging committee, no award will be made.

In all cases, the decision of the judging committee is absolute and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants will have obtained permission to travel as follows:

  1. postgraduates - a completed OSR form (N.B. Applicants must receive approval to travel from their supervisor)
  2. undergraduates - where travel overlaps any part of a semester, a completed Field Trip Permission form

Availability

  • The Ancient Israel Scholarships (Round 1, January 2018)

There are three categories of applicant:

  1. Macquarie students in receipt of a MQ Scholarship may apply for an Ancient Israel scholarship if they are enrolled in INTS103 plus either EXAN100 or EXAN200.
  2. Macquarie students not in receipt of the MQ scholarship may apply for an Ancient Israel scholarship if they are enrolled in INTS103 or EXAN100 or EXAN200.
  3. OUA students who have completed or who are currently enrolled in a unit offered through the Macquarie University Department of Ancient History may apply for an Ancient Israel scholarship if they enrol in any of the units equivalent to INTS103 or EXAN100, or are accepted for the Khiret el-Rai excavation through the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • The Macquarie Gale British School at Rome Scholarship (Round 2, June 2018)
  • The Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship (Round 2,June 2018)

Available to MRes or PhD candidates in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.

  • The Macquarie Tyndale Travelling Scholarship (Round 2, June 2018)

Available to members of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC) who are also enrolled as Macquarie postgraduate candidates (MRes, PhD or MA research or coursework), or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars or Masters graduates within five years of award of their degree.

  • The Michelle McLean Egyptology Travelling Scholarship (Round 2, June 2018)

Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes, PhD or MA research or coursework) in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars or Masters graduates, within three years of award of their degree.

  • The Monica Anderson Ancient Cultures Travelling Scholarship (Round 2, June 2018)

Available to current undergraduates, MRes or PhD candidates in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.

  • The Whitten Family Scholarships (Round 3 2018)
  • The Wolf Family Scholarships (Round 3 2018)

Available to currently enrolled MRes and PhD candidates in Ancient History at Macquarie University

The Macquarie Gale British School at Rome Scholarship

Description:

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs Janet Gale and the late Dr Bill Gale, the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering a scholarship to travel to and reside at the British School at Rome for up to six months starting from January 2019.

Purpose:

The successful candidate, whilst at the BSR, will undertake a research project relevant to the history and archaeology of Rome, Italy or the provinces of the Roman Empire. He/she will achieve this through interaction with the resources and community of the British School at Rome.

Value:

  • one return economy airfare from Australia to Rome
  • cost of residence in the British School at Rome (obligatory)
  • other expenses as approved by, and at the discretion of, the selection committee

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to stay in Rome for up to six months commencing in January, 2019.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 4 MAY 8 JUNE 2018.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the donor (or nominee)
  • two members of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship

Description:

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs Janet Gale and the late Dr Bill Gale, the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering an award to Macquarie University HDR students and recent graduates to travel overseas in order to pursue a program of research in Graeco-Roman history.

Purpose:

The successful candidate will be able to achieve specific research and publication outcomes in the field of Graeco-Roman History through accessing international resources.

Value:

Up to A$5,000 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to travel between July 2018 and February 2019.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 4 MAY 8 JUNE 2018.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the donor (or nominee)
  • two members of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Macquarie/Tyndale Travelling Scholarship

Description:

Through the generosity of Tyndale House (Cambridge) and a donor from the Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC), the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering a travelling scholarship for four weeks to Tyndale House, Cambridge in January/February 2019.

Purpose:

The successful candidate will be expected to benefit from and contribute to the international community of scholars at Tyndale House in line with the ethos and expectations of that organisation (please consult the Tyndale House website at http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk)

Value:

  • $1,500 towards one return airfare from Australia to London
  • four weeks' accommodation and use of the Library at Tyndale House
  • other expenses as approved by, and at the discretion of, the selection committee

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to stay at Tyndale House for four weeks over January/February 2019.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY  4 MAY 8 JUNE 2018.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • a nominee of Tyndale House
  • a representative of the executive of SSEC
  • a member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Michelle McLean Egyptology Travelling Scholarship

Description:

In memory of the late Mrs Michelle McLean, and thanks to the generosity of Mr Cameron McLean, the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University is offering a scholarship to enable a student to undertake travel overseas to pursue a program of study or research with the aim of advancing the study of Egyptology.

Purpose:

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a student to undertake travel overseas to pursue a program of study or research with the aim of advancing the study of Egyptology.  The successful candidate will be expected to give a public lecture on their return about their overseas study/research project.

Value:

Up to A$5,000 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to complete his or her travel within one year of award of the scholarship.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 4 MAY 8 JUNE 2018.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the donor (or nominee)
  • a member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Monica Anderson Ancient Cultures Travelling Scholarship

Description:

Thanks to the generosity of the Anderson family and the late Monica Anderson, the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering an award to Macquarie University undergraduate, HDR students and recent graduates to travel overseas in order to pursue a program of research or participate in excavations, surveys, or recording missions at various sites across the Mediterranean, studying aspects of the art, sculpture, urbanism, temple, funerary, and monastic architecture at these locations.

Purpose:

The successful candidate will be able to achieve specific research and excavation experience with the aim of advancing the study of ancient cultures.  The successful candidate will be expected to give a public lecture on their return about their overseas study/research project.

Value:

Up to $2,000 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to travel between June 2018 and February 2019.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY  4 MAY 8 JUNE 2018.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the Donor (or nominee)
  • a member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Ancient Israel Scholarships

Description: 

These scholarships are offered for study in Israel in the areas of the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Modern Hebrew language.

Purpose: 

The successful candidates will travel to Israel to gain a greater understanding of the history and archaeology of ancient Israel and Modern Hebrew language.

Value: 

Up to A$1,500 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame: 

The successful candidates will be eligible to travel to Israel during January and February 2019.

Application Due Date:

The closing date for all applications is 12.00 midnight, SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 2018.

NO APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED AFTER THIS DEADLINE WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the Director of the Program for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Macquarie University.

Applications should be made using the form, and should be sent via email to ancienthistory@mq.edu.au.

Archaeology of Ancient Israel Scholarships

Applicants for the Archaeology of Ancient Israel Scholarships may apply for more than one scholarship, but are only eligible to win ONE scholarship.

Applications should be made using this form, and should be emailed to ancienthistory@mq.edu.au

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • a  member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area
  • the Director of the Program for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Macquarie University

The Whitten Family Scholarship

Description: 

This year, the Whitten Family Scholarship(s) are available to currently enrolled MRes and PhD candidates and Macquarie University postdoctoral candidates, for study in Israel in the areas of the Archaeology of Ancient Israel, Biblical Hebrew, and Early Judaism.

Purpose: 

The successful candidates will travel to Israel to gain a greater understanding of some aspect(s) of the study of Ancient Israel.

Value: 

One or two scholarships will be offered up to a combined value of $5000 (i.e. 1 x $5000 OR 2 x $2500), to be used towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the selection panel.

Time frame: 

The successful candidates will be eligible to travel to Israel in  2019.

Application Due Date:

TBD

The Wolf Family Scholarships

Description: 

These scholarships are offered to Postgraduate candidates and Macquarie University postdoctoral candidates for study in Israel in the areas of the archaeology of ancient Israel, Biblical Hebrew, and early Judaism.

Purpose: 

The successful candidates will travel to Israel to gain a greater understanding of some aspect(s) of the study of ancient Israel relevant to their postgraduate study.

Value: 

Two scholarships of A$2,500 each contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame: 

The successful candidates will be eligible to travel to Israel in 2019.

Application Due Date:

TBD

ACANS Junior Research Fellowship

This fellowship is normally available to students who have obtained a BA from any tertiary institution in ancient history, archaeology or classical languages. It is expected that the fellowship will be held while the candidate is enrolled for a higher degree.

The fellowship is intended to assist students learn about numismatics with a view to developing wider research strategies. Students who obtain the fellowships will be asked to participate in a seminar series on numismatics given by the director of ACANS, to undertake a numismatic research project (the results of which will be presented in a seminar), and to assist in the work of ACANS. At the end students will submit a brief report on their activities to the director.

Fellowship value: approx. AUD $4000.

The application due date: 2 July 2018

Please download this application form.

Inquiries:

Ken Sheedy
T: +61 (2) 9850 8807
E: ken.sheedy@mq.edu.au

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